Out of the 50,000 known spider species, only a small number are capable of causing harm to humans. In fact, in the area where you live or visit, there are most likely between zero to three venomous species. These spiders have been classified as “medically significant” because their venom can cause serious reactions requiring medical attention.
While many spiders are harmless, there are certain species that trigger fear in people. One such spider is the wolf spider, often mistaken for a tarantula or other dangerous spider. However, this spider is largely misunderstood and poses no threat to humans.